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into this evening. a battle between president obama and governor romney has long expected by political strategist and professionals to be one of the closest, dirtiest contest ever. after nearly $2 billion, hundreds of fundraisers and campaign events for both candidates and closely watched debates, america chooses who will lead the most important democracy for the next four years. the first set of polls in the nation to close will be in indiana and kentucky, but all eyes are on the swing states, many believe it will decide the election. polls in virginia close at 7:00 eastern with north carolina the subject of the battle for ohio and parts of florida behind. they close at 7:30. the results will come fast on on battleground states indicative of how independent voters ultimately all voters will decide this race. as tight as they have been nationally, four years ago president obama became the first democratic and 44 years to win virginia. going into election day today, virginia's 13 editorial votes are considered to be in play and virginia remains a state both campaigns deemed critical to the editori
last name or who you love, you can make it in america if you try. [applause] ♪ host: president obama in virginia, before that was mitt romney in colorado as this last- minute campaign marathon continues, 48 hours before polls opened in much of the country. it is sunday, november 4. it is not just a presidential election, but the presidential races getting a lot of attention. virginia is the home to the most expensive race in this cycle. "60 minutes" will be looking at the senate, with -- with former minute -- former members saying that it is bogged down with gridlock. republicans are expected to hold on to the majority in the house, but democrats are expected to gain seats. we will begin with this question, very simple, as we wind down this presidential campaign, tell us who will win and why. host: as always, you can join us on facebook, send it to e-mail -- journal@c-span.org, or send us a tweet at twitter.com/c- spanwj. let's go the battleground states and the headlines, courtesy of the newseum this morning. from "the cleveland plain dealer," it is all about ohio. meanwhile, "the s
>> president obama said democracy can be messy and complicated, but these arguments we have are a mark of our liberty. he said in the weeks ahead, he wants to reach out, as megyn said and all of this talk around the country has made him a better president. saying, whether you voted for me the first time or not, we have a long way to go and things to do and the best is yet to come in the united states. i tell you, it's interesting to watch as these pictures coming in live from mccormick place in chicago. the crowd, obviously enthused by this speech. he is trying to reach across the aisle with this speech. the challenge will be, the challenge that lies ahead as this lame-duck congress has to deal with some big issues in the next few weeks. and then tall begins again. it is hard to believe, but the iowa caucuses. >> don't say it. >> are 1,154 and days -- >> you had to go there. >> i did. we just finished! >> i know. i'm in pol particulars. >> it is the reporter. >> i am covering politics. >> i am into taking a break. [chuckles] >> listen, we are so honored to have all of you wi
obama defied the polls and predictions in an election that was expected to be one of the closest in history, even with florida tonight still up in the air. the president won more than 300 a tour of votes to secure another four years in the oval office. many republicans are left in shock at the results asking how with 23 million people unemployed almost 8 percent unemployment, record national debt in excess of $16 trillion, scandals and controversies from operation fast and furious, the benghazi cover-up, how could president obama possibly win reelection so impressively? a popular vote margin of more than 2 million votes, but an electoral vote margin of almost 100. an examination of the fox news exit polling data shows the obama campaign won big with key constituencies, and a strong showing by the democratic base responsible for putting the president over the top. president obama drawing on the latino community. xbox projecting 71% of hispanics voted for the president. that number up from 67% in 2008 and, of course, the historic level. the president's support among black voters ac
and president obama are in campaign overdrive in the tossup states that could deliver victory. let's take a look at the governor in iowa, before he headed to ohio, pennsylvania and virginia. hoar's the president in new hampshire, before going to florida, ohio, colorado and eventually, wisconsin. the latest real clear politics average shows the president with a razor edge lead, 2/10 of 1%, new polls show the race too close to call in three battleground states. the president is leading in ohio by the margin of error. take a look at the state of the race in pennsylvania. a survey finds both men tied in pennsylvania. in new hampshire, another tie, that's according to wmur, granite state poll there. let's talk about it with david druker, associate politics editor for roll call. have you ever seen a race this tight this, close to the election? >> vinever seen a race where i honestly couldn't figure out what was going to happen. when the votes are counted and we know who won, i think somebody, somewhere is going to turn out to be very wrong because there is lots of conflicting data out there. >> sure,
. greatly appreciate your time. for the candidates themselves, this is it. right now president obama just landed in ohio, the state where you saw those long lines just a second ago, after a morning stop in wisconsin. mitt romney is headed to his second stop in virginia. the president will close out his final day of campaigning in iowa, the state that pushed him into the national spotlight. mitt romney will make his land stand later today in his home away from home, new hampshire. for both men months of campaigning and hand-shaking comes down to these final events tonight. >> you may be frustrated at the pace of change. i promise you, so am i sometimes. you know that i say what i mean and i mean what i say. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. paul ryan and i going to bring real change to america from day one. >> joining me now is anne kornbluth and michael skirmonish and chris kofinis. we haven't had a chance to talk with you for a couple of days. your studio was affected by the storm, like so many who planned to vote in new jersey and ne
in florida, another one showing obama up by five points. [laughter] guest: same weekend? there are two polling firms out there, that there have been real questions about. going back to the point that andrew made, you have to make an assumption that some point. is turnout going to be like it was in 2004? which was even between the parties? or will it be more like 2008, with seven points for the democrats? my preference is to look in between. but what the poll has been doing in particular is looking more at what it was in 2008, which political pollsters will tell you, it will not be at that point. it needs to be somewhere near where the republicans were in 2008. host: the annual crystal ball contest from "the washington post." jim cramer, predicting that mitt romney will get 98 electoral votes, the president, 440? he is the only one predicting a landslide for the president. guest: he is the only one predicting that. i am a democratic partisan, i would love to see that, but i do not think it will be close to that. host: only two are predicting that mitt romney will win, the other 11 sayin
. live look. president obama headquarters in chicago. governor romney in boston. we'll take you there live in a moment. we are getting information on why they vote the way they are. martha maccallum will cover that for us. >> reporter: they are analyzing the response as they come out of the polling places tonight. there are key states like ohio and virginia. the polls are still open for hours as people come home from work and continue to vote. so many areas we haven't heard from yet. what we can tell you for sure so far is that this is a very tight race tonight. let's start with the national poll question. direction of the country. are we on the right track or the wrong track? it's evenly divided. those saying we are on the right direction and going for president obama, no surprise there. 52%, though, say we are headed in the wrong direction. they are backing governor romney. now voters are split on whether the economy is getting better or worse. huge question tonight for everyone, of course. you have about four out of ten states getting better. three of ten say it's getting wor
live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert, breaking news on the obama cabinet. as we just heard from the attorney general on possibly resigning as it is out with the old, in with the new, apparently, in obama administration 2.0. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. just two days after americans gave president obama a second term, we are learning that big changes could be on the way at top-level cabinet positions. secretary of state hillary clinton already said she has plans to leave, and now reports say that treasury secretary timothy geithner may be out, and moments ago the attorney general, eric holder, telling a group of law school students that he does not know if he's going to stay on the job. >> that's something that i'm in the process now of trying to determine. um, the first step has already occurred, that the president has been reelected. um, and i have to think about can i contribute in a second term. i have to, obviously, talk to him, speak to members of my family, in particular one who i'm married to, and then really ask myself the question about, yo
, to be obama. obama was reelected overwhelmingly. republicans want us to work together. democrats want us to work together. they want to reach a balanced approach to everything, but especially the situation we have with the huge deficit. taxes are a part of that. >> the american people have spoken. they have reelected president obama, and every elected a republican majority. if there was a mandate, it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges we all face as a nation. my message today is not one of confrontation, but one of conviction. mr. president, this is your moment. we are ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. we want you to lead as president of the united states of america. we want you to succeed. let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's do the right thing together for our country. host: ron, you are up first. what was the message to washington? caller: i really think compromise is in the air in a positive way. it is so wonderful in my mind of president obama was elected. pe
. >> that was president obama in green bay, wisconsin speaking at his first campaign event since putting his political schedule on hold to deal with hurricane sandy. obama's traveling to las vegas and then on to colorado. governor romney, meanwhile, is in virginia today, after several days of softened language and tempered criticism. today, romney decided he was done playing mr. nice guy. >> the president's proposal in a setting like this is to continue on the same road. he -- he has the campaign slogan which is forward. i saw the signs out front. forward. i think forewarned is a better word. >> meanwhile, much of the eastern seaboard from new jersey to connecticut remains a disaster area as the cleanup continues after hurricane sandy. according to the a.p., the storm is responsible for the deaths of at least 74 people. 4.5 million residents still without power. and adding to the frustration, gasoline is becoming an increasingly precious commodity in some area. traffic has become so bad, in new york city, mayor michael bloomberg mandated any commuter car entering the city must have at least three peop
might image there are two live events this morning from governor romney and president obama we will take you to. they are literally crisscrossing all of the hot spots they need to hit today to turn out whoever might be undecided out there still: trying to reach the voters in crucial states. >> this shows you why every single vote matters. look at these numbers here. one-tenth of one percent separate the two men in the real clear politics average. that's when you put all of the polls together. here is a small taste of what voters were hearing late last night. >> the only thing that stands between us some of the best years we have ever known is lack of leadership. that's why we have leblgss. you saw the differences between president obama and myself we were side by side in our debates. he says it has to be this way. i say it can't stay this way. he is offering excuses. i have a plan. >> answer questions about the details of your policies until after the election? not changing. ruling out out compromise the tea party agenda in congress that's not change, that's exactly what we need to chan
turning out huge for barack obama. what must republicans do to appeal to this growing item graphic group? we will debate it. >> we have got four americans dead. and we are still saying i think it's the result of the video that was on youtube. the people of america should be outraged. >> laura: congress turning up the heat on the obama administration over its handling of the terror attack in benghazi, libya. so will we finally get the answers we have been looking for? we'll have a special report. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi,everyone. i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. disbelief and despair on the republic party. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo since romney and electoral landslide tuesday night. i feel like i have become the chief psychologist for conservatives. voters who were young conservative thinkers, thinkers young conservatives in the 1980s are now wondering whether all is lost ann coulter was on my radio show yesterday. >> if mitt romney cannot win in this economy,
, delivered" playing] ♪ >> president obama, the fourth of four states he has been in today, campaigning in bristow, virginia, west of the nation's capital. wrapping up his speech. speaking ahead of him was bill clinton who had been crisscrossing the country speaking for president obama. the last campaign event of the day for the president. we will show you mitt romney's last campaign event of the day and a little bit. first, we will open up the phone lines. here are the numbers -- 585-3885. 202- republicans, 202-585-3886. joanie is on the line from warren, michigan. go ahead. caller: i wanted to say that i believe president obama has done an outstanding job in four years nos been in office with help from the republican party speaking about going over the aisle. i believe in this president. he has done everything that he could possibly do for the economy. and he is moving forward. he's creating new jobs. not only that, he is training people to fit into these new jobs and lower interest rates for our college kids. host: did you early vote? not.r: i have i will be voting on tuesday. caller
states that matter most. president obama kicking off his last eight this morning in madison, wisconsin. governor romney started his day off in sanford, florida. it does not end there. the president then flies off to columbus, ohio. followed by a stop in des moines, iowa, before ending the day in his hometown of chicago, where he will likely watch the election results come in. governor romney visiting battleground states including virginia, ohio, and new hampshire. we are also told that he will not be arriving in his hometown of belmont, massachusetts, until overnight tonight. what do the candidates campaign stops reveal about their strategies? and also what their internal polling tells him? joining me now is chris stirewalt. and michael brown. let me start with you. what does it tell us? >> it sounds like mitt romney is very eager to keep the path to the presidency to him open. that is to win ohio. if he can close what seems to be a persistent that small gap in ohio, his chances of winning the overall presidency are much higher. that's what he wants to do. megyn: michael, what does it
, very quickly, and it never got better. well, today president obama stepped into that particular page of the history books, when he he would his first press conference after being re-elected. he waited longer than any of his modern predecessors to hold the first post-re-election press conference, was he did follow the tradition when he convened the press corps today, and he did so in the midst of the controversy over the sudden resignation of his cia chief, who's also the former commander of the iraq war and the afghanistan war. the highest profile military and intelligence figure in the country. so david petraeus' old job of running the cia is now suddenly an available job in this administration and the same scandal that created that vacancy at the cia has also now touched the current top u.s. commanding general in afghanistan, whose successor for that job is due to have his confirmation hearings in washington tomorrow. well, today at his first post-re-election press conference, the president largely deflected questions about who he would be appointing to all the top jobs in the admi
, americans, and welcome to "the ed show," from new york. president obama went to bat for the middle class today and mitt romney is still beating up the 47%. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> with respect to the issue of mandate, i've got one mandate. i've got a mandate to help middle class families and families that are working hard to try to get -- that's my mandate. >> the president draws a line in the sand for the middle class. >> the only question now is, are we going to hold the middle class hostage? >> and gets as angry as you will ever see him taking on an old bitter foe. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> tonight, congressman tim ryan of ohio on the president's middle class rallying cry. jonathan alter on the epic throwdown with john mccain. >>> plus, the new senator even nate silver didn't see coming. >> we missed the north dakota senate -- >> yes, you did! >> heidi hitekamp joins me for an exclusive interview. and republicans in ohio haven't learned anything. tonight, state senator nina turner on t
satellite corp. 2012] >> president obama and republican mitt romney will be focused on ohio today, one day before election day. it will both be in columbus. president obama will start the day keeping me in madison, wisconsin. -- it will both be in columbus. mr. romney has four campaign stops today. manchester, new hampshire tonight. we are pleased to cover his million shares bought. c-span asked reporters and political analyst what they're watching for on election night, both on the national and state level. here is what they had to say. >> you always watched the first votes that, in. it varies from year to year. i have done this for decades and i care to remind you of. they come in different places. you have to know the history, county, to interpret the results. once we get a sizable lover of boats and, i will look at the critical counties in north virginia. i will look up to chesterfield, richmond area. does it get over 40? got 45 percent last time. i am for it to look to virginia beach, which as virginia's largest city in population. fairfax is the largest county, but repeated it -- but
telling me to tell you that it is -- romney didn't get less votes -- fewer than obama. he got fewer votes. >> stephanie: you know who he also got fewer votes than? john mccain. about two million. the guy that lost in the last landslide. there's a little fun fact for you. he is a loser. how about that? >> that works perfectly. any iteration. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. stephaniemiller.com the web site. it is my favorite time of week. it's monday! eric boehlert from media matters from america doing the lord's work as usual. >> eric boehlert. ♪ hurts so good ♪ ♪ come on, baby ♪ >> stephanie: let's dive into the right-wing world. i don't know what that means. eric boehlert from media matters. good morning, eric boehlert. i got. >> thanksgiving gift i'm going to send to you. it is the screen shot of the year. picture of bill o'reilly. there are entire media operations that exist to promote ideology. it think is a bad situation that's getting worse. the headline is the far le
recession. the silly transformation of america obama has undertaken. we want to get busy and start reversing this. the enthusiasm and momentum there is no question where it is. it is for romney. >> presidential elections unlike any other come down to character. character. character. character is the most important ingredient a president must possess to lead a great nation and lead the world and it is clear who has character and it is clear who doesn't have character. >> my guy, be barack obama, he's got characteristic. >>> we need a leader to clear the barriers. we need a leader to get behind our people. to get behind progrowth proven solutions to get people back to work. real recovery and that means we elect mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> they are excited today because unemployment didn't go back to 8%. it is 7.9%. they should be ashamed of themselves! >> i believe in america. i believe in the american people. and if there is any one worried that the last four years are the best we can do, if there is any one who fears that the american dream is fading, if there is
president obama was signaling today at his press conference that only a hike in the top bush tax rates will keep us off the fiscal cliff. by the way, that signal cost stocks 185 points on the dow. and because those tax hikes not only threaten future economic growth, they also include big penalties on capital gains, dividends and other forms of investment. plus, get this. the president wants a $1.6 trillion tax hike over the next decade. itself, a horrific number and begs the question, what is the government going to do with all our money? >>> and have you seen this video? in response to weeks of rocket attacks, israel gets their man with this missile attack on the military leader of hamas. now, israel is launching a full-scale ground attack on the hamas terrorists which are backed by iran, of course. by the way, this is all happening while we have no cia director here at home. >>> first up today, in his first news conference since being re-elected, president obama, with rhetoric sometimes reminiscent of his tax-the-rich campaign mantra, he appeared to dig in his heels on extending tax
of the election. parallel universes if you talk to the campaigns. the obama campaign says we will win most if not all of the battleground states. you don't get much of an argument from the republicans when you say the president will carry nevada. some republicans push back but let's give nevada to the president. hypothetical here, folks. that would put the president at 243 to 206. you need 270 to win. let's see if romney can find the magic to get to 270. the state of iowa, the president will end there. that's his final rally. the president with a lead there. it's small. the romney campaign says it's still in play but the president has consistently led by a small margin. you will see more and more of that across the midwest. you mentioned governor romney going to cleveland tomorrow. let's look at the latest polling in ohio. no republican ever won the white house without it. mathematically can he get there without it, yes. is it probable, no. here's the latest poll of polls. cnn putting together the average of seven public polls, 50-47. so a very competitive race but again, the president has
. >> and a few moments, president obama'seens your campaign staff talks about election results. and have delmar, more about the election from political analysts charlie cook and stu rothenberg. then senator chuck schumer on the agenda for the upcoming lame duck session of congress. >> he does rolled himself out. he has taken 10 tablets. >> that is ridiculous. >> at some point he could stop breathing. >> where is sgt robert gates today? >> we ended up following him after this plane ride for many and he ended up injuring himself into an innovative program at walter reed, where they ended up using acupuncture, medication, and other techniques to wean him of all the drugs he was on, and for this program he actually was able to walk out of walter reed on his own 2 feet. i really commend the military for allowing us to tell the story, both the good and the bad, but for recognizing the problem, that there is the problem of over medication, and that they are looking for outside the box ideas on how to fix it. that is sort of the whole basis of the film, the status quo is not working and we need to star
exciting. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney closing out a hard fought and expensive battle for the white house. voters facing a choice between two different visions . number one concern is the economy and which of those two guys will fix it in the next four years. >> gretchen: as we speak the polls are opening. connecticut, vermont and virginia and new york . very first votes cast in new hampshire . polls open there in midnight. and dicksville notch voters splitting it down the middle. five for president obama and five for mitt romney and 50 time ever there. and in another new hampshire village. obama won with 23 votes and mitt romney received nine and libitarian gary jaunce one vote. >> and that is the way it will be all day long as the race is really close. >> steve: both candidates in a virtual tie according to the polls. look at these guys. live in chicago where the president just arrive will watch the ballots come in. and phil keating in the swinger state of voting where early voting is controversial. john, mitt romney will be the first to vote this morning. >>
they were. >> well, i mean, in the end, obama won by a little more than the polls anticipated. more likely he produced an electorate. whoever won, we would wake up on election day and produce a little different electorate than anticipated. that is what happened. the electorate was more non- white than most polls anticipated. there was that. the debate had a huge impact. the first debate fundamentally changed the race and put romney back with and range. obama was able to stabilize at the end. but romney presented himself as an acceptable alternative. romney was able to walk over the threshold. in the end, he never addressed the demographic challenge. and the third debate he went back on some of the language. he talked about amnesty and deportation and basically ensured that number among hispanics. barack obama increased its share of votes among hispanics. that is a statement more about the republican party than the democratic party. >> that is not two waves. one was out of the democratic convention. that was a surge for the democrats. the second was a chance for the challenger to put himsel
part by american petroleum institute. >>> thanks to president obama for the confidence, like an old soldier. >> so said david petraeus 15 months ago, september 2011, when he was sworn in as director of the central intelligence agency, petraeus was nominated by president obama replacing outgoing cia director leon panetta. now head of the department of defense. but petraeus suddenly resigned one week ago in petraeus' own words, a quote unquote extramarital affair. the woman in question, paula broadwell who is also married and co-wrote a 400-page biography of general petraeus last year when petraeus was still the top commander in afghanistan. >> it is a portrait of modern warfare. and i tried to show in the back how his ideas are playing out on the ground through the poor traits of three battalion commanders. >> petraeus still has a stellar reputation. a four-star general, with a 37- year military career. he was chosen by president george w. bush to oversee the surge strategy in iraq in 2007. he was sent by president obama to be the top commander in afghanistan, heading isaf, the inter
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